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Pfeiffer Celebrates Spring 2013 Graduates

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On May 12, Pfeiffer University celebrated spring commencement as 135 members of the class of 2013, among them the first students from Pfeiffer to earn bachelor of science in nursing degrees, officially completed their undergraduate studies.

Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell, dean for medical education and professor of medicine and pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., delivered the commencement address. Dr. Mitchell, who was a first-generation college student when he entered the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 40 years ago, advised students to “find your passion, broaden your intellect and achieve your potential.”


Pfeiffer University names Robert Reasso '73 vice president for athletics, athletic director and men's soccer coach

Bob Reasso 2 resizedPfeiffer University announces that Robert (Bob) Reasso has been named vice president for athletics, athletic director and head coach for men's soccer.

Mr. Reasso, a 1973 Pfeiffer graduate, former student-athlete and a member of the Pfeiffer Sports Hall of Fame, comes to Pfeiffer from Husson University, Bangor, Maine.  Previously, he coached men's soccer at Rutgers University where he led the Scarlet Knights to 13 NCAA tournament appearances, three Final Four tournaments and, in 1990, was named National Coach of the Year.


Top governor's volunteer service awards presented to Warren '66 and Fran Knapp '80 (Hon.)

Pfeiffer is proud to recognize Warren '66 and Fran Knapp '80 (Hon.)  of Asheboro, N.C., who have been awarded the 2013 Governor's Volunteer Service Award and the Governor's Medallion Award.

The Governor's Volunteer Service Award, first given in 1979, honors individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated.


3-2 business program puts Pfeiffer student on the fast track to success

vontenea williams croppedAs a part of the 3-2 business program, Pfeiffer University student Vontenea Williams is gaining real-world experience that will help her to be successful when she graduates this December with a bachelor's and a master's degree.


Kappa Delta Pi Installs New Chapter at Pfeiffer University

barbara dayKappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for qualified education professionals, has installed a new chapter at Pfeiffer University, approved for charter. Installation took place on April 7. Among those initiated are faculty from Pfeiffer's undergraduate and graduate programs as well as several Pfeiffer graduates.  


Pfeiffer University students exhibit their art at 8th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at Falling Rivers Art Gallery

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On Tues., April 16, students from Pfeiffer University had the opportunity to display works of art created during their time at Pfeiffer at 8th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition held at Falling Rivers Art Gallery in Albemarle, N.C.  The show is open to all undergraduate students regardless of whether or not they are majoring in art.

Each year the art program invites an outside artist, art educator or curator to Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus to judge all entries to the exhibit and honor those worthy with an award. This year's juror was Ingrid Erickson, an artist from Salisbury who is heads education programming at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury.


Pfeiffer University students bring home awards from state business competition

Business Student PBL 0413Several Pfeiffer University students brought home awards during the 59th annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held in Charlotte, N.C., April 11-14.

Phi Beta Lambda is a national association of college and university students who are interested in careers in business. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.


Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell, dean for medical education, Georgetown University School of Medicine, to address graduates at Pfeiffer University's spring Commencement

S R Mitchell MD 2Pfeiffer University announces that Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.R., dean for medical education and professor of medicine and pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., will offer the commencement address at spring 2013 commencement exercises, Sat., May 11, 10:30 a.m., Merner Gym, Misenheimer campus.


Pfeiffer University to retire jersey of Coach Joe Ferebee

joe ferebeeCeremony to honor “Winningest Coach in North Carolina Baseball” set for April 20

Pfeiffer University will officially retire the jersey of former athletic director and legendary baseball coach Joe Ferebee, who led Pfeiffer's baseball program from 1958-1987. The ceremony will take place on Sat., April 20, 11:30 a.m., Joseph S. Ferebee Field at Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus (48380 U.S. Hway 52N) immediately prior to varsity baseball at noon between the Pfeiffer Falcons and Mount Olive College.


Pfeiffer Players to perform "Smoke on the Mountain" April 5-7

smoke on the mountainThe Pfeiffer Players will present the comedy musical "Smoke on the Mountain" on the University's Misenheimer Campus April 5-7 in Henry Pfeiffer Chapel. Performances on Fri., April 5 and Sat., April 6 begin at 7 p.m., and the Sun. performance begins at 3 p.m.


Pfeiffer University supports Autism Awareness Month with special campus events

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From April 1-3, Pfeiffer University will celebrate Autism Awareness Month through several activities on its Misenheimer campus (48380 U.S. Hwy 52N) designed to create awareness for early detection and intervention for the diagnosis defined by the Centers for Disease Control as a national health crisis. Autism spectrum disorder affects 1.5 million adults and children in the U.S., 60,000 in North Carolina alone.

Whether or not individuals or families are affected directly by autism, community members are invited to participate in the schedule of events organized by Pfeiffer's division of education. They are:


Long-time Pfeiffer employee to be inducted into Stanly Chamber's Sports Hall of Fame

jack ingram resizedOn Mon., April 29, Jack Ingram '74, interim athletic director and director, sports management, will be inducted into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame sponsored by the Stanly Chamber of Commerce. The induction ceremony will be held at the Stanly Regional Medical Family and Education Center in Albemarle, N.C.

A Stanly County native, Jack received a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics from Pfeiffer and began his career as a coach shortly after graduation.